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Friday, May 26th -5:30-8:00pm
The Tony Johnson Quartet
Reminiscing in a Deluxe Tempo!

Trumpeter Mike Olmos fronts the Tony Johnson Quartet tonight at Bird & Beckett, with Keith Saunders on piano and Eric Markowitz on bass, evoking countless nights of cocktails & beers, bebop & ballads, burners & bossas, standards & jazz classics at Jay Johnson’s venerable, now-gone bastion of San Francisco Jazz! Man, do we miss it!

Catch the flavor this evening at Bird & Beckett’s 20+ years running Jazz Happy Hour in the Bookshop! Bring something to sip and a twenty for the band. That’ll git it!

Club Deluxe impresario Jay Johnson, R.I.P., at the Deluxe bar with Americano Social Club guitarist Jason Vanderford.

Photos courtesy Dennis Hearne
(Featured photo, Tony Johnson, courtesy Jessica Levant)



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